Queer Youth Updates

A weekly e-newsletter resource for Queer/Ally Youth of Santa Cruz County. A program of the Safe Schools Project.

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For Youth


Weekly Meet-ups for Queer, Trans* & Allied Youth

The Diversity Center Youth Program hosts weekly Meet-ups every week! On Friday, from 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm, at the First Christian Church in Watsonville and every Saturday, from 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm, at the Diversity Center in Santa Cruz… Read More…


Resources


Safe Schools Project
The Safe Schools Project, founded in 2004, works to raise awareness of the atmosphere queer youth face on school campuses in Santa Cruz County, advocate for the enforcement of AB 537, The California Student Safety & Violence Prevention Act of 2000, and be a catalyst for action in each Santa Cruz County school district to make schools safer for all youth…Read More…


Queer Youth News & Updates
The Queer Youth News & Updates section gives you information about local and national news.


Queer Youth Community Events

Agenda

  1. May
    26
    Fri

    1. Diversity Center LGBTQ Youth Meet-Ups – Every Friday! @ First Christian Church
      3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

      In partnership with the First Christian Church, The Diversity Center’s LGBTQ Youth Program will be holding Queer Youth Meetups in Watsonville starting December 4th! Every Friday after school, youth ages 12 – 18 are invited to join our dynamic team of youth activists and leaders from the Santa Cruz County. This meetup group will run in conjunction with the Saturday LGBTQ Youth Meetups; more for you to choose!

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      3:30 pm
      Diversity Center LGBTQ Youth Meet-Ups – Every Friday! @ First Christian Church
  2. May
    27
    Sat

    1. Queer Youth Leadership Meet-Up @ The Diversity Center
      1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

      Saturday Youth Leadership Meet-Up

      Our Saturday group is comprised of youth who have come together to design and implement events and learn leadership skills while connecting with new friends and having a great time. All teens in middle school and high school are welcome to join!

       For more information please visit the Diversity Center Youth Program website.

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      1:00 pm
      Queer Youth Leadership Meet-Up @ The Diversity Center
  3. May
    30
    Tue

    1. South Bay Youth Pride Festival, San Jose
      12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      The LGBTQ Youth Space and local LGBTQ+ youth leaders have partnered to host the first ever South Bay Youth Pride Festival!  This is a FREE event for and by queer and trans youth in the South Bay! Join us for music, entertainment, food, games & activities, a resources fair, guest speakers, and more!

      #SBYPF17 was developed by teens looking to unify LGBTQ+ students/GSAs (Gender & Sexuality Alliances) from high schools throughout our county.

      This event is intended for LGBTQ+ and ally teens. Families/adults supporters of youth are welcome!

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      12:00 pm
      South Bay Youth Pride Festival, San Jose
  4. Jun
    2
    Fri

    1. Diversity Center LGBTQ Youth Meet-Ups – Every Friday! @ First Christian Church
      3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

      In partnership with the First Christian Church, The Diversity Center’s LGBTQ Youth Program will be holding Queer Youth Meetups in Watsonville starting December 4th! Every Friday after school, youth ages 12 – 18 are invited to join our dynamic team of youth activists and leaders from the Santa Cruz County. This meetup group will run in conjunction with the Saturday LGBTQ Youth Meetups; more for you to choose!

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      3:30 pm
      Diversity Center LGBTQ Youth Meet-Ups – Every Friday! @ First Christian Church
  5. Jun
    3
    Sat

    1. Queer Youth Leadership Meet-Up @ The Diversity Center
      1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

      Saturday Youth Leadership Meet-Up

      Our Saturday group is comprised of youth who have come together to design and implement events and learn leadership skills while connecting with new friends and having a great time. All teens in middle school and high school are welcome to join!

       For more information please visit the Diversity Center Youth Program website.

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      1:00 pm
      Queer Youth Leadership Meet-Up @ The Diversity Center
    2. Diversity Center’s Transmasculine Youth Group – 1st & 3rd Saturday @ The Diversity Center Santa Cruz County
      4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

      Join us at The Diversity Center for our Transmasculine Youth group. We offer an accepting and open space for like-minded youth to share experiences, support, and exciting activities. All transmasculine spectrum youth are welcome!

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      4:00 pm
      Diversity Center’s Transmasculine Youth Group – 1st & 3rd Saturday @ The Diversity Center Santa Cruz County
    3. [Save the Date] Project Eden/Lambda Youth 23rd Annual Gay Prom @ Chabot College
      7:00 pm – 12:00 am

      This years theme is “Beneath the Mask we are Strong, Proud, & Visible”, we welcome LGBTQQI2-S and Allies ages 20 and under.

      Facebook: Hayward Gay Prom

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      7:00 pm
      [Save the Date] Project Eden/Lambda Youth 23rd Annual Gay Prom @ Chabot College
  6. Jun
    7
    Wed

    1. [Date Changed] LGBTQ Best Practices Training @ Voices for Children
      8:30 am – 12:30 pm

      Join our interactive workshop for providers-educators, healthcare, housing, community and social workers, and all others interested in serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual youth populations.

      At this workshop, attendees will:

      • Learn about LGBTQ terms, statistics, and issues.
      • Hear personal experiences from a panel including local LGBTQ youth.
      • Take away practical best practices for what your organization can do to better reach and serve LGBTQ people.
      • Have opportunities for discussion, questions, and comments.

      Space is limited! Please RSVP

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      8:30 am
      [Date Changed] LGBTQ Best Practices Training @ Voices for Children
  7. Jun
    9
    Fri

    1. Diversity Center LGBTQ Youth Meet-Ups – Every Friday! @ First Christian Church
      3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

      In partnership with the First Christian Church, The Diversity Center’s LGBTQ Youth Program will be holding Queer Youth Meetups in Watsonville starting December 4th! Every Friday after school, youth ages 12 – 18 are invited to join our dynamic team of youth activists and leaders from the Santa Cruz County. This meetup group will run in conjunction with the Saturday LGBTQ Youth Meetups; more for you to choose!

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      3:30 pm
      Diversity Center LGBTQ Youth Meet-Ups – Every Friday! @ First Christian Church
  8. Jun
    10
    Sat

    1. Queer Youth Leadership Meet-Up @ The Diversity Center
      1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

      Saturday Youth Leadership Meet-Up

      Our Saturday group is comprised of youth who have come together to design and implement events and learn leadership skills while connecting with new friends and having a great time. All teens in middle school and high school are welcome to join!

       For more information please visit the Diversity Center Youth Program website.

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      1:00 pm
      Queer Youth Leadership Meet-Up @ The Diversity Center